John Scorse Best Bets for 19th March 2016

Race 1: 3 - 9 - 6 - 5

• 3 Janis, Has showed good speed in both placings, has fitness on her side here.

• 9 Mazurka, Another speedy philly who will race well here first up

• 6 Tylden Temptress, Well bred philly on debut, has trialled well

• 5 My Foolish Notion, Next Best

 

 

Race 2: 1 - 5 - 4 - 6

• 1 Charlie Who, Smart horse resuming here, has trialled well, hard to beat from the inside gate

John Scorse Best Bets for 19th March 2016

Race 1: 3 - 9 - 6 - 5

• 3 Janis, Has showed good speed in both placings, has fitness on her side here.

• 9 Mazurka, Another speedy philly who will race well here first up

• 6 Tylden Temptress, Well bred philly on debut, has trialled well

• 5 My Foolish Notion, Next Best

 

 

Race 2: 1 - 5 - 4 - 6

• 1 Charlie Who, Smart horse resuming here, has trialled well, hard to beat from the inside gate

Saturday Race Meeting

The annual Canberra Outlet Centre Ladies Day is this Saturday and organisers are hoping for another bumper crowd following on from the success of the Mercedes-Benz Canberra Black Opal Stakes.

Free admission through the gates and the Canberra Outlet Centre Fashions on the field competition will provide plenty of colour and excitement as well as the 6 race meeting.  Thoroughbred Park Club members will enjoy complimentary food and beverages throughout the day.

Gates open at 12 noon and registrations for the Fashions on the field competition will close at 1:30pm.

Single Gaze Set For Vinery Stud Stakes | Trainer Nick Olive

Canberra trainer Nick Olive has confirmed a start for his classy filly Single Gaze in the $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes 2000m at Rosehill on Saturday week.

Olive says Single Gaze hasn’t missed a beat since her win in last week’s $200,000 Group 3 Arrowfield Classic at Kembla Grange.

“She’s come through it brilliantly — probably the best she has ever pulled up from a race — and she will go to the Vinery,” he says.

Defcon Wins Black Opal Stakes

Defcon has overcome a poor start to produce a swooping victory in the Group 3 Black Opal Stakes at Canberra.

Sent out as odds-on favourite, there were nervous moments early as Defcon was slow away from his wide draw.

Jockey Blake Shinn remained calm aboard the son of Choisir as the pair gradually tacked on to the rear of the field and then plotted the widest course of the runners around the home turn.

 

Widest down the Canberra straight, Defcon let down strongly to record an impressive win over outsider Flash Fibian.

 

Cosmic Cube Wins National Sprint

Cosmic Cube has proven an excellent pickup ride for Tim Clark with the pair taking out the Listed National Sprint at Canberra.

With Jason Collett relinquishing his engagements for the day at Canberra, Tim Clark was the main beneficiary in picking up the National Sprint ride aboard the David Vandyke Cosmic Cube.

From a wide barrier, Tim Clark was positive aboard the gelding, settling outside the lead set by Nat King Ku.

Clark held the five-year-old together early in the straight and with minimal fuss the pair had strode to the front a furlong from home.

Hippopus Leads Throughout In Canberra Cup

Tim Clark’s winning day at Canberra has continued with Hippopus making all in the Listed Canberra Cup.

Little more than an hour after winning aboard pick up ride Cosmic Cube in the Listed National Sprint, Clark was again celebrating a stakes success as he led throughout aboard Hippopus in the Canberra Cup.

As near even money favourite Arab Dawn incurred major interference in the straight, Hippopus won over the closing duo of Off The Rails and Centre Pivot.

Italy Delivers First Stakes Victory

Godolphin filly Italy had long shown stakes promise and delivered with victory in the Listed XXXX Gold Canberra Guineas on Sunday.

Placed at Group 2 level as a two-year-old, Italy had raced against the top fillies through much of her career but found a race to suit at Thoroughbred Park.

Ridden by Christian Reith, Italy came with a strong run but had to dig deep to see off the previously undefeated Just For Tilda with Bolero King third.

The win came as a relief for the Godolphin team and they will now search for more black type over the Sydney autumn carnival.

Defcon Wins Black Opal Stakes

Defcon has overcome a poor start to produce a swooping victory in the Group 3 Black Opal Stakes at Canberra.

Sent out as odds-on favourite, there were nervous moments early as Defcon was slow away from his wide draw.

Jockey Blake Shinn remained calm aboard the son of Choisir as the pair gradually tacked on to the rear of the field and then plotted the widest course of the runners around the home turn.

Widest down the Canberra straight, Defcon let down strongly to record an impressive win over outsider Flash Fibian.

Bring A Secret Puts A Spring In Trainer Nick Olive’s Step

 Canberra trainer Nick Olive remains up-beat that Bring a Secret is back to his best and rates a value chance in Sunday’s $125,000 XXX Gold Canberra Guineas 1400m.

After couple of country ‘kills’ Olive went into the Goulburn Country Championships qualifier 2-weeks ago with a degree of confidence, but Bring A Secret was never a hope when the storms came and the track softened.

“When the rain came it changed everything,” Olive says.

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